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Blodgett’s Chimney Sweep & Cleaning has been providing first-rate service SINCE 1956. Our commitment to unsurpassed service and workmanship has earned us a well deserved reputation as the finest chimney cleaning service. No other company offers a higher level of service or greater value.  You will find that we offer better than reasonable rates, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and require no contracts to be signed. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We even offer incentives for referring family and friends!

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You can sweep away chimney danger!

When was the last time you had your chimney swept, if ever?

Most homeowners in Southern California have never had their chimney swept or inspected.

What is a chimney fire?

What causes them?

How can you prevent a chimney fire?

When purchasing a home in Southern California, a common buyer’s prerequisite is a fireplace. This requirement is usually not needed to furnish heat but rather to supply the warm ambiance of a crackling fire. There is something about a fire that has a soothing effect on the soul.

As the fire burns, deposits from the fuel (wood is most common is Southern California) collect on the back wall of the fireplace and the flue(the pipe that carries the smoke out).This is your basic soot – dull, dusty black.

After about one cord of wood, or three to four years of occasional use, the soot needs to be removed. When the soot is allowed to build up, a concentrated form of unborn fuel is created called creosote. This stuff is nasty. When looked at with a flashlight, it is greasy and shinny looking.

Creosote causes chimney fires, but a professional chimney sweep can remove it. A chimney fire burns at 2,000 degrees once it gets started. Remember, concentrated fuel equals concentrated fire. When a fire gets started, the structure of the fireplace and flue act as a blast furnace, and they literally rumble, shake and howl as if a freight train has come to visit at full speed . All the while, the top of the flue is sporting a 4 foot flame spewing red-hot creosote on the roof. this, by the way, is a little rough on shake shingle roofs, creating a fire much larger than you had intended.

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The above is not meant to be a scare tactic. It happens here in Southern California – just ask someone who has witnessed one. They will not have to scratch their heads to try and remember.

You know the old saying about a pound of prevention and cure, and so on. A routine sweep takes about an hour. Creosote treatments are a little more involved , but hassle-free. By the way, while the sweep is there, he can also check for earthquake damage.

The standard sweep will cost $90 for a single or two story. That sum brings a lot of peace of mind. Chimney sweeps are not just in England or found in Disney movies.

Blodgett’s also installs gas and wood burning fireplaces, re-face fireplaces, install new glass doors and installs fire glass, Since 1956.

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If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment, call 714-535-9456 in Orange County or 951-372-0400 in Riverside County.